Student Life

Better Together

At Sora, we believe online school doesn’t have to mean solitary work. While we encourage our students to think independently and develop their own educational paths, we also recognize that a sense of community is critical for social and emotional development.

Authentic learning does not happen alone. At Sora, we’re fostering an inclusive school community that supports each other, keeps each other accountable, and inspires everyone to work hard and dream big.

Students meet with each other every school day, collaborating on group projects, participating in clubs and extracurricular activities, and socializing. 

Our online chat platform allows students to virtually feel the presence of others in the school and is very active with student conversation at all hours of the day (often even on weekends). 

In our program, students really do build relationships with others in the school and also contribute to each other’s learning academically.

Additionally, peer-to-peer accountability is a key aspect of their education, and students consistently enrich the education of other students. Students meet constantly throughout the week, academically and socially, allowing them to build strong bonds and lifelong friendships.

Student Houses

Much like what you’d find in the world of Harry Potter, every student at Sora is a member of a House. Each house consists of a small group of students and has a distinct identity and personality, formed by its members and leaders. Houses are led by House Leaders who are students elected to the position by their peers. In addition to meeting regularly to check-in on their academic work, each House engages in school-wide activities and acquires various points through attendance, special games, and presentations that contribute to the coveted House Cup Competition. Learn more about an average day at Sora here. 

Student Leadership

Student leadership is an integral part of Sora. Much like in their learning, students rely on each other to maintain the spirit of the community as well as constantly improve the Sora experience. Although there are informal ways of achieving this, some students are called upon to lead their peers and be a part of the leadership.

Student Senate

The Student Senate is a select handful of students who are responsible for advocating for their peers. They’re also tasked with holding them to a high standard in their actions and behaviors.

House Leadership

House Leaders manage the student community and maintain the school culture. They provide accountability for their peers in their academic work and assist faculty.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are chosen to represent Sora to prospective students and their families throughout the admissions process. These students act as liaisons for those considering enrollment.

Student Clubs & Activities

There are a variety of student clubs and extracurriculars are Sora, including the creative writing club, the photography club, the robotics team, the e-sports team, the ASL club, and more. One of Sora’s most unique clubs is the roadmap club. Students meet to voice their perspectives on areas of improvement and provide feedback on initiatives. In this group, the students have actual power and influence in the creation, iteration, and implementation of changes that happen at Sora. We encourage students to find their niche. If one doesn’t exist yet, help create it! Sora empowers students to be proactive and approach activities with an entrepreneurial spirit. Due to this, our clubs are always growing and evolving.